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Betty Halbreich 85, Renowned Personal Shopper at Bergdorf Goodman: Panty Girdles

Betty Halbreich 85, Renowned Personal Shopper at Bergdorf Goodman: Panty Girdles

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Betty Halbreich had something to share over brunch the other morning. “I’m wearing a panty girdle,” allowed the 85-year-old personal shopping guru at the legendarily tony Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue — not a shocking revelation for a woman of a certain age who’s spent her life impeccably attired. “I’ve NEVER worn a panty girdle,” […]

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Good News on 2014 Medicare Prescription Drug Premium

Good News on 2014 Medicare Prescription Drug Premium

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Overall stable or lower cost options available to seniors Here is one of those rare examples where medical and prescription drug prices aren’t going through the roof every year.  Medicare standalone prescription drug plans (Part D) for 2014 are remaining stable and even lower, according to data recently released by the Centers for Medicare and […]

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Boomer Individualism and Economic Necessity:  Fueling wave of entrepreneurship

Boomer Individualism and Economic Necessity: Fueling wave of entrepreneurship

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Every passing month and unanswered resume dimmed Jim Glay’s optimism more. So with no job in sight, he joined a growing number of older people and created his own. In a mix of boomer individualism and economic necessity, older Americans have fueled a wave of entrepreneurship. The result is a slew of […]

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High Dose Flu Shot for Older Americans

High Dose Flu Shot for Older Americans

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

If you are contemplating a flu shot this year you have an unprecedented number of options to choose from. “There’s something for everyone this year,” said CDC’s Dr. Anne Schuchat. There is the regular shot; a high-dose shot just for those 65 and older; and a tiny-needle shot for the squeamish. The bigger change: A […]

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Boomers Reject Wearable Technology

Boomers Reject Wearable Technology

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As technology creeps more into our daily lives,many baby boomers are starting to push back on the notion of have a device strapped to our bodies. In a newly released survey from Cornerstone OnDemand, 42 percent of workers said they would not be willing to strap on wearable tech for their jobs, with older and […]

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How Medicare and the impasse in Washington might play out

How Medicare and the impasse in Washington might play out

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

GRAND BARGAIN Obama and Boehner failed to reach such an accord in 2011 and again last December. Leaders of both parties say problems that killed those negotiations remain, and it’s nearly impossible to resolve them before Oct. 17. Obama told The Associated Press in an interview Friday he would be willing to negotiate with Republicans […]

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Commonly Visited Countries for Medical Care

Commonly Visited Countries for Medical Care

| October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Countries all over the world are dipping their toes into the flourishing health care tourism sector, where demand is high from American patients and profits are great for local medical industries. Patients Beyond Borders‘ list of the most popular medical tourism destinations and their potential discount percentages are: Brazil: 25-40% Costa Rica: 40-65% India: 65-90% Korea: […]

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Boomers Lead in Medical Tourism

Boomers Lead in Medical Tourism

| October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Baby Boomers are leading the way over foreign borders to access health care they perceive as unaffordable in the United States. More than $2 trillion is spent on health care in the United States each year. Rajesh Rao, CEO of IndUSHealth, told the Huffington Post that more than 80 percent of Americans who cross […]

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Good Friends = Longevity

Good Friends = Longevity

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The secret to longevity may be as simple as a few good friends. According to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, social isolation reduces quality of life and actually increases the risk of death. These findings support the notion that people really need other people to […]

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Big Boomer Worry – Parents Driving

Big Boomer Worry – Parents Driving

| October 3, 2013 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The U.S. population aged 65 and older is estimated to increase from 47 million in 2015 to 72 million in 2030,* meaning more senior drivers will be on the roads. This also means that more adult children may need to have difficult conversations with their aging parents about driving. However, a new survey released today […]

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Keep It Simple When Helping Mom and Dad Move from Home

Keep It Simple When Helping Mom and Dad Move from Home

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Keep It Simple A majority of Americans over 65 are homeowners and it is predicted that many will be looking for a smaller home and different a living style.   The country’s largest franchise moving company with the quirky name, Two Men And A Truck predicts that children and families of the Baby Boomer generation […]

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Hollywood Heavyweights – Age Brings Freedom

Hollywood Heavyweights – Age Brings Freedom

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Hollywood Heavyweights Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman And Kevin Kline Grace The Cover Of AARP The Magazine And Talk About Friendships, Fatherhood, Aging In The Spotlight And More Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline had never worked together before their upcoming movie Last Vegas, but they still seem like the closest of friends. With a […]

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Top 10 Fittest Baby Boomer Cities in America

Top 10 Fittest Baby Boomer Cities in America

| October 1, 2013 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

  The cities were identified based on a survey that evaluated factors contributing to a fit and active lifestyle as people age. Cities were rated on life expectancy, cardiovascular health, and reported stress levels of baby boomers, as well as access to local health care and fitness resources. “Baby boomers have redefined aging by their […]

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The Red Headed Step Child of Cooking –

The Red Headed Step Child of Cooking –

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Today we interview Cynthia Stevens Graubart,  a James Beard Award winning author, speaker, and  co-author of Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking (James Beard Award 2013; Gibbs-Smith 2012), as well as the best-selling Southern Biscuits (Gibbs-Smith 2011).  You will be able to hear her interview, stay tuned.  Cynthia talks about how empty nesters can eat great, simply. Meals for two […]

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10 Most Popular Winter Vacation Destinations

10 Most Popular Winter Vacation Destinations

| September 30, 2013 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Cooling temperatures and falling leaves reminds us it’s time to make winter travel plans. Whether you’re going to spend time with family for the holidays or simply enjoy some well-deserved time off from work, one of the best times to vacation is during the winter months — and there are plenty of luxurious, yet […]

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Sports Energy  and Nutrition Bars

Sports Energy and Nutrition Bars

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Sports Energy  and Nutrition Bars The makers of energy and nutrition bars have come up with a great product idea, especially if you are on the go or simply don’t have time to take a food break.  So those of us at BloomerBoomer.com have been trying some energy bars lately but where to you find […]

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Yoga Teacher Training – Duke Integrative Medicine

Yoga Teacher Training – Duke Integrative Medicine

| September 29, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

More and more people of varied ages, abilities and health conditions are turning to yoga to find ease in body and mind. This trend is fueled, in part, by a growing body of research suggesting that yoga may offer relief from a host of ailments—ranging from hypertension and fibromyalgia, to cancer, depression and insomnia. In […]

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Demise of the 401(k): About Time?

Demise of the 401(k): About Time?

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The last couple of  generations had been lead to believe the tool of choice for retirement savings is  the 401(k).  A savings plan made available through employers and created by the U.S. tax code.  Modern financial advisors are speaking out against that as the mainstay to retirement planning.   One financial expert is Todd Tresidder […]

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About the Stanford Center on Longevity

About the Stanford Center on Longevity

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Stanford Center on Longevity’s mission is to redesign long life. The Center studies the nature and development of the human life span, looking for innovative ways to use science and technology to solve the problems of people over 50 and improve the well-being of people of all ages.

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Retirement – Outdated

Retirement – Outdated

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The term retirement is quickly becoming outdated as Americans live and work longer, yet the rapidly growing sector of older workers often faces challenges to employment, especially in a competitive marketplace. The last week in September is designated National Employ Older Works week, to encourage employers everywhere to recognize the value of older employees. By […]

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Bloomer Boomers Redefining Retirement Expectations

Bloomer Boomers Redefining Retirement Expectations

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A majority of our country’s middle-income Boomers expect their retirement to be defined by greater mental stimulation, more physical activity and more personal satisfaction than the retirement of previous generations.  However, they also anticipate their retirement to include less retiree health insurance from former employers (60%), less financial security (47%) and less care provided by […]

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In A Bad Mood? Change Home Decor

In A Bad Mood? Change Home Decor

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A new survey released today by leading off-price home fashions retailer HomeGoods found that the decor in your home can impact your mood. According  survey findings by HomeGoods, 93% of Americans felt a room’s decor can positively or negatively affect The   survey found that boosting your mood doesn’t have to come at a price; […]

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Americans More Likely To Seek A Second Opinion For A Major Car Repair Than For A Medical Procedure Or Straightening Their Teeth

Americans More Likely To Seek A Second Opinion For A Major Car Repair Than For A Medical Procedure Or Straightening Their Teeth

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Millions of Americans wouldn’t hesitate to get a second opinion if their vehicle needed repair, yet a stunning percentage fail to seek a second opinion for important health decisions, a new survey reveals. A recent poll, conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Invisalign® among over 2,000 U.S. adults in July 2013, reveals that […]

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Good News: Medicare Advantage Prices Stabilize

Good News: Medicare Advantage Prices Stabilize

| September 26, 2013 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

The premiums for 2014 Medicare Advantage (MA) plans released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS),  has remained stable  according to HealthPocket.  The study also found that consistent with 2013 trends, one third of plans offer a zero premium, a popular option for many cost-conscious and low-income seniors. More people than ever are selecting […]

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Chew On This: What Seniors Need to Know About 4 Trendy Diets

Chew On This: What Seniors Need to Know About 4 Trendy Diets

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Some popular food trends recommend eliminating refined grains; others shun meat, fish and poultry. While the jury is still out on many of these trendy diets, some have been linked to significant health benefits. But is removing entire food groups good for an aging body? Here are details about four of today’s most popular diets […]

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Top Reasons Why Older Women Should Lift Weights

Top Reasons Why Older Women Should Lift Weights

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

If you are a woman over the age of 50 then one of the best things you can do to improve your health, fitness and quality of life is to lift weights.  Unfortunately very few older women lift weights regularly and, from my experience, those that do lift weights don’t do it correctly. The biggest […]

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The Best Balance Advice I Ever Heard

The Best Balance Advice I Ever Heard

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A friend of mine, Pommy MacFarlane PhD, who runs a balance training program at a university, told me this story of a new client. An older gentleman came to her program stating that he had fallen frequently over the past year and wondered what to do about it. Pommy asked him to describe these falling […]

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Evidence Based Exercise Program

Evidence Based Exercise Program

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What’s the right exercise for you? An often asked question but for a long time there was no scientifically based answer. After all since everyones body and health are different, there was no one size fits all program. For people over 55, the question of exercise is further complicated by the aging factor. Enter the […]

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2013 World Alzheimer Report Reveals Global Alzheimer’s Epidemic

2013 World Alzheimer Report Reveals Global Alzheimer’s Epidemic

| September 23, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As the world population ages, the traditional system of informal care by family, friends and community will come under increasing strain. Data from the World Alzheimer Report 2013 to be released today predicts the number of dependent older people will rise from 101 million in 2010 to 277 million in 2050, an almost threefold increase. […]

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Florida Isn’t The Only Destination For Snowbirds

Florida Isn’t The Only Destination For Snowbirds

| September 23, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By mid-September, many seniors have started planning their annual trek to warmer locales for the winter. These “snowbirds” make the trip for many reasons, including arthritis relief, golfing opportunities, a simple desire for more sunshine or a change of scenery—and their numbers are growing. A study from the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and […]

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Travel Freebie

Travel Freebie

| September 20, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

This fall, Colonial Williamsburg is offering BloomerBoomers 50+ unlimited access to its Revolutionary City through the rest of the year – for the price of just one day’s admission. Valid from now through October 31, this limited time offer grants BloomerBoomers the opportunity to explore the Revolutionary City’s engaging programming, historic trades demonstrations, Art Museums […]

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Hall of Fame Tennis Star Pam Shriver: Tips on Staying Healthy and Pain Free

Hall of Fame Tennis Star Pam Shriver: Tips on Staying Healthy and Pain Free

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“I’ve been very active my entire life and believe that keeping active into your forties, fifties and beyond is critically important to ensure a happy and healthy life. As a working mom on the move, in addition to eating right, I go to the gym several times a week for strength-training and cardio workouts. I’m […]

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Best Computer Device for Older Adults: Why

Best Computer Device for Older Adults: Why

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What’s the best computer device for an older adult who is new to the digital world?  With so much to choose from, it is a vexing question whether you are buying it as a gift or for yourself. We posed that questions to Jane Ratliff, Executive Director of BlueHair Technology Group.  She  heads up the […]

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Adults Over 50 – Enhancing Brain Health

Adults Over 50 – Enhancing Brain Health

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Strategy-based cognitive training has the potential to reverse age-related brain decline according to the results of a study conducted by researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas published online in Cerebral Cortex. The novel study examining brain and cognitive changes associated with brain training has found that complex cognitive training significantly improves […]

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Confusion: Medicare Plans vs Health Insurance Exchanges

Confusion: Medicare Plans vs Health Insurance Exchanges

| September 17, 2013 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

As the nation approaches open enrollment for new public health insurance exchanges and Medicare, a new survey shows major misconceptions among seniors over how healthcare reform impacts Medicare benefits.  This knowledge gap, coupled with fear about the affordability of healthcare, could lead seniors to make poor Medicare enrollment and health decisions. Fifty States of Confusion, […]

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Baby Boomers Divorcing More

Baby Boomers Divorcing More

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

It appears that the Baby Boom Generation could be starting a revolution in divorce court.  Overall, 61% of the nation’s top divorce attorneys say that they have seen an increase in the number of divorce cases among couples over 50-years of age, according to a recent survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).  […]

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5 Ways to Earn High Income in Retirement

5 Ways to Earn High Income in Retirement

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As recently as 20 years ago, retirement actually meant settling down and relaxing for the remaining years of your life. Today, however, people often look at retirement as an opportunity to embark on a new journey that frequently involves a second career or business venture. In addition, although a small percentage of individuals have enough financial […]

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Travel Freebie For BloomerBoomers

Travel Freebie For BloomerBoomers

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

This fall, Colonial Williamsburg is offering BloomerBoomers 50+ unlimited access to its Revolutionary City through the rest of the year – for the price of just one day’s admission. Valid from now through October 31, this limited time offer grants BloomerBoomers the opportunity to explore the Revolutionary City’s engaging programming, historic trades demonstrations, Art Museums […]

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Majority Left Workforce Earlier Than Planned

Majority Left Workforce Earlier Than Planned

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

— American workers expect to retire at age 67 — Less than half believe they are preparing well financially for retirement — Confident savers believe they can retire almost three years earlier than those who lag in planning   Almost half of Americans (49 percent) in their prime retirement planning years believe they will need […]

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Caregivers – Suffering and Underappreciated

Caregivers – Suffering and Underappreciated

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Dual Role of Caregivers with Chronic Condition An interesting report from Express Scripts about the role of Caregivers. Behind the scenes of the traditional healthcare system exists a role that is largely underappreciated: the role of caregiver. An estimated 42 million Americans spend an average of 20 hours a week caring for friends or […]

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Don’t Become a Medicare Fraud Victim

Don’t Become a Medicare Fraud Victim

| August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Fraud, waste and abuse cost the Medicare program $48 billion in 2010, affecting one in 10 claims, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The Medicare industry has begun incorporating the latest technology from the banking industry to catch fraud, waste and abuse earlier. In the same way, if you have ever gone on a […]

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Tips for the Traveling Bloomer Boomer

Tips for the Traveling Bloomer Boomer

| August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

If you’re like many other people,  you put off travel during your working years and with more leisure time, you want to catch up on travel that you put off for many of your working years, including everything from visiting grandchildren in other states to a grand overseas adventure. Leisure Travel Trends, a Focalyst Insight […]

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Entertainer Debbie Allen: MRI and a PaceMaker

Entertainer Debbie Allen: MRI and a PaceMaker

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Stage, television and film performer Debbie Allen has displayed her many talents as a director, choreographer, dancer and actor.  She says her greatest passion is dance.  After a decades long, intensive schedule of performing, muscle strains and pains have sidelined her seriously enough to require medical attention.  Physicians have prescribed examinations using a Magnetic Resonance […]

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More Than Diet: The Mediterranean Lifestyle

More Than Diet: The Mediterranean Lifestyle

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Is it lifestyle? Diet? Both?  Since the world renowned Mayo Clinic helped raise awareness to the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet and its impact on senior health and senior diet, we are discovering that it means more than what you put in your body. The focus is on senior diet but the most valued […]

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A Guide to Planning for Legal, Financial and Health Care

A Guide to Planning for Legal, Financial and Health Care

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Every profession has its own set of verbs, adjectives, pronouns, nouns and general jargon that may require a classroom education to learn.  For senior health, senior fitness, retirement planning  it feel may feel like your are earning a degree just to have the minimal knowledge.   Lawyer and Certified Geriatric Care Manager Buckley Fricker […]

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Good News About Hip Replacement Surgery

Good News About Hip Replacement Surgery

| May 15, 2013 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

Need a new hip? Well, you may laugh now, but statistics show that over the past 2 decades the number of Americans having total hip replacement has more than doubled. The number of knee replacements is also expected to reach over 4 million by 2030. Dr. Stephen Barnett is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with […]

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Does your retirement plan need renovating?

Does your retirement plan need renovating?

| May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Just like when you sift through your winter clothes after the season and discard what you no longer need, similarly you will want to comb through your Retirement Planning to ensure it’s on track and working for you and there may be investments you want to get rid of. With the tax season over, now […]

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Senior Health with Healthy Senior Travel Planning

Senior Health with Healthy Senior Travel Planning

| May 2, 2013 | 3 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  The retirement is the best time to experience the beauty of different destinations; that is the period when you need to spend quality time with your spouse and family. It is the most exciting period to explore the world and learn new things; if not anything, then just chill out! With a little planning […]

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Blood Pressure Down: An Apostle of the Mediterranean Diet

Blood Pressure Down: An Apostle of the Mediterranean Diet

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Sometimes it is easier to believe in miracle cures…food supplements and medical breakthroughs than simple proven formula’s for healthy living.  Author and nutrition expert Janet Brill, Ph.D., adheres to the simple formula.  “There is no medicine more powerful or supplement more effective in promoting health and longevity than the combination of good nutrition and daily […]

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Jargon-less Financial Planning

Jargon-less Financial Planning

| April 30, 2013 | 12 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

There are a lot of financial terms and jargon that a financial adviser may throw out at you when it is time to address your retirement planning.  The important thing to ask yourself when you walk out of that advisor’s office, are you really sure you understanding everything he or she is telling you. Other […]

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The Long Ride: 50+ Dominated Sport

The Long Ride: 50+ Dominated Sport

| April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When we think of tough grueling sports that take a toll on the body, it’s normally for the young.  After all, their  bodies haven’t gone through years of wear and tear.  A contradiction to that notion, is a favorite among the senior set, says The Long Ride author Lucian Spataro.  At 55, Spataro is one […]

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Encore Careers

Encore Careers

| April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Encore careers are becoming the focus of more seniors at they approach or enter retirement. Many people discovered the traditional definition of retirement doesn’t fit them any longer. The thoughts of lounging longer in bed, spending time in the garden or daily golf eventually lost it’s appeal. For retirement planning, Financial Coach Todd Tresidder says: […]

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Price Shopping For Hospitalization

Price Shopping For Hospitalization

| April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The day that hospital, surgical and medicare care prices will be like shopping for a new car is probably years away but there are signs that it may be moving in that direction. The Journal of the American Medicare Association reported a study to obtain pricing of common elective hip surgery for senior health. So […]

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No Age Barrier For Travelers

No Age Barrier For Travelers

| April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Falling Age Barriers for Senior Travelers The age barrier for senior travel is going up all the time. Companies that book and organize senior travel excursion are often contacted by people in their 70’s, 80’s, 90’s to book excursions. The experienced travel coordinators have learned how to plan the trips for the right age bracket. […]

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Balance Exercises Make a Difference in senior health

Balance Exercises Make a Difference in senior health

| April 2, 2013 | 3 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  We all harbor our secret fears of one sort or another. What is surprising is when we discover how many others share our same fear.  A 1993 study published in the Journal of Aging and Health exposed one fear that is very universal among active seniors.  It’s falling. Of the common fears like robbery […]

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Hot Cocoa and Brain Power

Hot Cocoa and Brain Power

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Have you heard that hot cocoa can boost the brain power of active seniors.  The study, first published eight months ago is important for those concerned about senior diet choices.  One of the active ingredients, cocoa flavanols is the principle element that shows to provide significant improvements in certain cognitive assessment tests. First what […]

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Fitness Includes Emotional

Fitness Includes Emotional

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When active seniors think fitness, physical health first comes to mind.  But if you are someone who specializes in relationships, counseling, marriage and issues of your mind, emotional fitness often tops the list.  Relationship Skills Center Executive Director Carolyn Curtis is one of those who puts a high level of importance about how you feel […]

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What’s In A Senior Diet

What’s In A Senior Diet

| March 20, 2013 | 6 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A healthy eating plan gives your body the nutrients it needs every day while staying within your daily calorie goal for weight loss. The Senior Diet includes a healthy eating plan that will also  lower your risk for heart disease and other health conditions. A healthy eating plan: Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free […]

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Senior Health – Longevity

Senior Health – Longevity

| March 20, 2013 | 17 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  For active seniors there are lots of books on elder care, there are a lot on senior health and lots of books about senior fitness.  But what there is not a lot of information about, and I know it sounds like a cliché,  total wellness. That holistic philosophy goes back to the mid ’70’s […]

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How an Unconventional Diet Changed Her Life

How an Unconventional Diet Changed Her Life

| March 19, 2013 | 4 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Senior Fitness, like so much of everything in life is a matter of degrees.  One person’s level of physical fitness could be way short or far beyond another person’s.   You need to determine your own fitness level based on your own values and the advice of your doctor.  Seventy eight year old Ruth Heidrich […]

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Senior Travelers Go Extreme

Senior Travelers Go Extreme

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Travel opportunities today for senior travelers has exploded in new directions.  There was time, not that long ago, when the  senior travel preferred choice  was aboard a large cruise ship. That was when common wisdom pointed to sedentary travel.  Now of course cruise ship travel is still popular for seniors, but older passengers are being supplanted […]

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I’m Retired…and Bored

I’m Retired…and Bored

| February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What happens when a retired man misses his job? Q: I expected to feel great after I retired last year, but most days I’m just miserable. I miss my work, and it turns out that most of my friends were people I knew through my job so I don’t see them much anymore. My wife […]

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Healthy Eating After 50

Healthy Eating After 50

| February 12, 2013 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

“Food just doesn’t taste the same anymore.” “I can’t get out to go shopping.” “I’m just not that hungry.” Sound familiar? These are a few common reasons some older people don’t eat healthy meals. But, choosing healthy foods is a smart thing to do—no matter how old you are! Here are some tips to get […]

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Investing over 50 – Tough reality of today – A silver lining?

Investing over 50 – Tough reality of today – A silver lining?

| February 12, 2013 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Anyone, in or near retirement is painfully aware of the uncertain time we have been living in the world of investing.   When it comes to retirement planning there are two realities that must be understand. First,  in year 2013,  common interest bearing investments are paying close to zero so you have to have an […]

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2013 Stock Market Outlook: What History Predicts

2013 Stock Market Outlook: What History Predicts

| February 12, 2013 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Posted 7:00AM 01/01/13 By Tom Sightings The race doesn’t always go to the swift, goes the old saying. But that’s the way to bet it, replies the savvy gambler. So it is with the old saying about the stock market. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. But it still makes sense to look […]

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The Empty Nest: How Couples Handle it Differently

The Empty Nest: How Couples Handle it Differently

| February 11, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When The Kids Leave Home This is podcast number two for Active seniors HQ. Now, one of the six focus         areas at Active seniors HQ is health. Health of course takes on a lot of turns in   our lives whether it’s the health of the body, or minds, or a […]

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Investing over 50 – Tough Reality of Today – A Silver-lining?

Investing over 50 – Tough Reality of Today – A Silver-lining?

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

One of the most respected financial educators says it like it is for investors over 50.  Not a pretty picture but there is a silver lining Check out this episode

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